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Rajasthan introduces “night sky astro tourism” in all 33 districts

Jaipur has four famous stargazing venues

Good news for all you sky-lovers and watchers! Rajasthan, India, has begun to promote night sky Astro tourism in all of its 33 districts. Most importantly, it is the first state to launch it. Surprisingly, only Jaipur has four famous stargazing venues. These venues include Jantar-Mantar, Amber Fort, the University of Maharaja, and Jawahar Kala Kendra. Jaipur is also called the royal capital of Rajasthan.

The Bikaner House in New Delhi is also another chosen hub for Astro tourism. Soon, a telescope will be installed for tourists to use for skywatching.

This was informed by Rajasthan’s Department of Science and Technology Secretary, Mugdha Sinha. She also informed us that Delhi will also join Rajasthan in the Astro-tourism club.

She elaborated more about the event by saying, “When people were stuck inside their houses due to the ongoing pandemic, some amazing and quite exciting astronomical events were taking place in the sky.”

According to her, a stargazing session was later organized at the secretariat and the officials were quite enthusiastic about it. After this, the decision to officially launch it for the public was announced on January 21, 2021, and it was quite a hit.

Ashok Gehlot, the chief minister of Rajasthan, also accepted the idea and recommendations started pouring in from officials from distant districts for sky gazing. The CM announced the introduction of Night Sky Astro Tourism in all 33 districts of the state on March 3.

Mugdha added, “We will get telescopes for all districts, including Bikaner House.”

One of the highlights and distinctive points of the product is that it will be managed by the calendars of the sky. The sky will be the main factor in fixing the dates for such events.


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